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Old Oct 04, 2001, 12:05 AM
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I would definitely say that this is a case where size doesn't matter much. The slope can be small, but as long as the wind direction is coming at the slope, and it's steep, you should be fine. I have flown both 2m planes and slope gliders off the side of trash heaps at the local landfill even. If there is a good stiff breeze, and it's at the hill, and it's steep, these are the best conditions.

I have found that the best slope sites are found by just looking out the window when commuting to work, or taking a short trip to a neighboring town. I have done some awesome flying, on the backsides of hills that border a freeway even (not over the freeway mind you, but on the other side facing away).

Just keep your eyes open to the surrounding landscape, and think slope soaring, and you will find many places to try.

- Ted
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